James T. Crouse writes of his conflicted emotions as a liberal southerner on a visit to Gettysberg with his family, between the bloody defeat suffered by the Confederacy and the beginning of an end to slavery in the USA. He concludes, “… to be human is … to forgive and to begrudge … to love and to hate, to have faith and to doubt.”
Mr Crouse has been Senior Lecturing Fellow at the Law School of Duke University, practises in aircraft accident litigation and is a veteran US Army aviator. He is a member of the United Methodist Church.
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